One person dies in Cass County crash on US 35

CASS CO. – Friday at approximately 1:55 p.m., officers from the Indiana State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on US 35 at Cass County Road 475 North, in which a Royal Center, IN, woman died. 

The preliminary crash investigation by Senior Trooper Todd Trottier revealed that Curtis Burke, 48, Royal Center, IN, was driving a 2002 Oldsmobile Alero south on US 35 near Cass County Road 475 North. The Oldsmobile attempted to turn eastbound onto County Road 475 North but pulled into the path of a northbound 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Megan Swisher, 32, Galveston, IN. The vehicles collided and came to rest in a wood line northeast of the intersection. 

Curtis and a passenger in the Oldsmobile, Anna Davidson, 53, Royal Center, IN were flown from the crash scene, via medical helicopter, to a Fort Wayne hospital. Unfortunately, Davidson succumbed to injuries sustained in the crash. At the last check, Curtis was in critical condition. Swisher and two juvenile passengers in the Chevrolet were transported, via ambulance, to Logansport Memorial Hospital where they were treated and released. 

The crash is still under investigation. Neither the use of alcohol nor narcotics is suspected as having contributed to the crash.